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The relationship between class actions and government makes for a nuanced and fascinating study. Government sets the scene by implementing and designing the regime, by choosing whether to act as a seed-funder for the regime, and by deciding to what extent it should regulate the regime against worldwide classes being litigated on its doorstep. It can then become a key player in the litigation itself. Government may be a representative claimant bringing the action, or a class member, or a potential financial beneficiary. Most commonly of all, it may be a defendant, being sued under the very regime which it enacted into law. With numerous opt-out class action regimes around the common law world in place, and others on the horizon, the book takes a comparative perspective throughout, and concludes with a series of recommendations, drawn from that comparative analysis of government's intricate interplay with class actions.
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Formatted Contents Note
Introduction Government as Class Actions Enabler Government as Class Actions Designer Government as Class Actions Funder Government as 'Gate-keeper': Cross-border Class Actions Government as Representative Claimant Government as Class Member Government as Class Actions Defendant Government as Class Actions Beneficiary Conclusion : Levelling the Playing Field.